Tuesday, December 20, 2011

About: Let's See if I Can Do Any Better...

My, my. Hello blog!
Wowwy, two whole months since I've posted. Life has changed a lot since then.
Just a short summation would go as such...*ahem*
1) The family band has REALLY taken off! God has been good! You can go HERE (click on the "Stone Family Band" link) to see one of our most recent (and currently our largest) performances from a couple weeks back :)
2) We've moved. Yes, that's right. LONG story short, God provided people who wanted to rent our farm, we accepted, moved, cleaned, stored away and renovated our new home all in 3 weeks. Anna, Olivia and I all share a room now. That's quite interesting ;)
3) We have sold hundreds of CDs of both albums! Super stoked about that! (If you would like to purchase one, you can visit THIS page for purchasing details :)
4) I gave BB a haircut. Here's proof.
  See? Ain't she cute? ;)
5) We've played at probably 20-25 venues since September. Not exaggerating.
6) I turned 21. My best friend, Sharon's birthday is 2 days after mine so we celebrated by going to Busch Gardens together. We had a lot of fun. 
7) We celebrated Thanksgiving with my dad's family. A blast as always!
8) Anna and I were asked to be bridesmaids in our cousin's wedding. EEP! 8)
9) Mom and I have been very sick. Thinking it's from stress...*cough*
10) Olivia's still shorter than me. Just for the record ;)

All that to say... I'm going to bed since it IS 1:30 a.m.
Goodnight readers (if any of you are still out there.)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Small Sorta Post...

The Stone Family Band's One Small Child Christmas CD is FINISHED! We've ordered and the shipment should be in within the next week or so making CDs available then!
Here is a small sampling of what's coming! :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

About: My Restless Night and Why...

God was good in giving me a brother for the first sixteen, almost seventeen years of my life.
I've been thinking a lot recently on Isaac.
For those of you who don't know the story, you can read a snippet of it here...aaand my hyper linking isn't working *sigh*...
Read it here -->> http://thered

Anyway, since Isaac's in heaven, I've found myself wondering countless times, "What would life be like if he HADN'T died..?"

*Takes break... The shuttle just came back and scared me pretty much right off the couch! O.o -pant,pant-*

Ok... BACK to my post...

So, while I've been pondering these things, I've realized all the good that has come of his passing (though it's taken me almost FOUR years to realize ANYTHING good from it.)
Counting my blessings: The Stone Family Band, Debbie's salvation... Actually, there's more. I can't think of them at the moment.

What has he been up to? Does he miss me? Any of us? What would he think of me now? Would he like our music? Would he still be riding? How many times would we have visited since then? Would his family have come and visited us? Would we have gone out there? What wacky things would he do to his hair again? How many more hugs would there have been? "I love you's?" Phone calls? Would he have facebook? ^_^ Would we text all the time? Would he have come to our graduations? Grandpa and PopPop's funerals? I KNOW he would have been at our weddings...whenever they may be.
The list... It's endless

Nut shell: I miss my brother.

If you have a brother (or ANY sibling, for that matter)...cherish them. You really don't know how long you will have them. Try your best not to nit-pick at each other. Love each other. Do things together. Talk to them. Eat food with them! Remember everything you've done with them! Make time special together! *crying*

I'm in earnest... Once your loved one is gone, there is NO turning back. You can never talk to them again in this life. No regrets.

People forget about people like us...the siblings. When someone passes away, it's, "How is your mom?", "His wife?", "His kids?", even "Your grandma?"!
Now... I'm not saying these people's loss is any less or ANYTHING like that. People just forget the sibling of the deceased. And honestly, that hurts. I guess just losing someone in general is super painful... no matter the relation.

Four years... Going on four years! Where has the time gone?!

Well... All in all, God is good and has a plan.

I'm sorry if this seemed like a rambling rant of a blog post... I guess the point to this post was, "Love your brothers and sisters."
I know they can get annoying at times (I know because I can be one!), but try your best to appreciate them. They're human beings created in God's image as well and deserve to be treated with respect.

I pray God blesses you, dear readers.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

About: Laughing Penguins!!! ^_^

So... this is about the cutest thing I've ever seen! (Well... maybe not THE cutest, but it's pretty darn adorable!)

I love penguins. I love laughing. WHAT then, could POSSIBLY be better than a laughing penguin?!? ^_^

Monday, May 2, 2011

About: Evolution.

I love Evolution.
Especially when as related to the Stone Family Band!

This first piece, Rock of Ages, was the first video recording that was done of any of our performances.

This next song is a SFB original titled Maiden Voyage.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Just Short and Sweet...

This is just a short and sweet blurb that I posted on my facebook on Sunday... Thought I'd share it here as well... Be encouraged.

Everything happens for a reason. God allows everything. I DO NOT believe that means, though, that God CAUSES everything to happen. People create hurt. God allowed sin into the world and to allow people to hurt others. God is perfectly holy, just and sinless, therefore; He can NOT sin. What a mighty God we serve!"

On another note... Just got back from Colorado with my sister... What FUN we had! ^_^
Check her blog for pics soon!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

About: Preparing to be a Help Meet- Pure Thoughts

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:13-14)

Pure Thoughts
. . .
"She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness" (Proverbs 31:26)
It is human nature to climb on someone's back if you are drowning. People, especially girls who are frustrated with their lives, have a tendancy to want to bring others down. They rationalize to themselves that they are just telling what happened, just being honest, and so forth. This need to bring others down will follow you into your marriage, job and life, for there will always be those whom you will decide need "telling on." It is a death trap of Satan's. Not their death trap; yours.

Only when a girl learns to control her need to tear down, when she lets people go unmolested by her "truthful" information, will she begin to grow as a person. Every argument, evey misunderstanding, every hurt feeling--every black depression stems from someone "supposing" another meant evil toward them, used them, thought offensively toward tthem, or whatever else the mind contrives. Imagine being free from all these misapprehensions! You can be free.

"A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit" (Proverbs 15:4)
The word perverseness mans unreasonableness. Everyone thinks they are reasonable and that the one they hold in distain is unreasonable. If you have conflict with someone, chances are you are unreasonable at least half the time. If you have some irritation, scorn, or conflict with more than one person, then chances are you are the culprit in most of those relationships. No matter how sweet you think you are, it is you who lacks a wholesome tongue.

Some families, even some communities of people, seem to have a hereditary predisposition to bitterness and strife. Those raised in such an atmosphere come to accept jealousy, suspicion and evil thinking as the norm. They just assume that everyone is critical of them. Believe it or not, there is another world where people love one another and there are no feelings of bitterness toward anyone, where one never imagines that another is thinking ill of them, a world of daily peace and contentment.

"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (II Corinthians 10:5)
Right now, as a single young woman, ask God to give you the wisdom to clear your soul of this plague of negative thoughts. . . Fill your soul with the beauty of a good thought-life. Expect good from people. Get busy serving others--not just your friends, but anyone who has a need. You may get treated unfairly (but probably not) and in the meantime your soul will be free to soar.

The Psalmist sung out in chapter 15, "LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbor, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor."

By Debi Pearl